Homemade Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

March 20, 2021



Homemade Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl!

I am the worst and kept saying I was going to get this post up for you guys and it took me FOREVER, but here we are! We are doing it!

Okay, so do not over complicate this beauty! I was really overwhelmed at first and thought I could never make one of these at home but it really is not that difficult!

First of all, remember you can always change anything you want when it comes to the ingredients in order to make it easier or make it according to your likings.

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OKAY! Let’s make this bowl!


  • Sushi Grade Ahi Tune (I find mine in the frozen section back by the fresh seafood in our local grocery store)
  • Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce)
  • Sesame Seed Oil
  • Sesame Seeds
  • White Rice
  • Mixed Greens
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Seaweed Paper
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Green Onion (optional)

First Step

Pickled Cucumber Salad: this is not necessary but it is my husband’s favorite part of the bowl! lol I usually try to make this ahead of time so I can stick it in the fridge and serve it in the bowl cold but I am not going to lie, that rarely happens!


Pickled Cucumbers

  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar (I use stevia)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes, dried
  • 2 6-inch Japanese cucumbers, or Persian , cut into 1/8-inch slices (I just use regular cucumbers)


Pickled Cucumbers-

  • Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt and chili flakes in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Remove from heat. Add cucumber slices and stir.
  • Let rest 10 minutes, then transfer cucumber to a sealable container and refrigerate until ready to use. (I often just stick the whole pot into the fridge)
  • THIS is the little device I use to cut the cucumbers into little strings/noodles.


This is pretty exact, but I honestly do not measure. This is for the individuals that need and love a solid recipe! Scroll down a bit further to see how I make mine without measuring.

Poke Bowl

  • 1 pound sushi grade ahi tuna , cut into 3/4 -inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos 
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil 
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes , crushed
  • 1/3 cup green onions , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds , plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups white rice, cooked
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 1/2 avocado 
  • Seaweed paper
  • Pickled Cucumber salad 
  • *Makes 2 bowls


  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine ahi tuna, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, sesame oil, crushed red pepper flakes, green onions and sesame seeds. 
  2. Refrigerate covered for up to 2 hours before serving. Toss to recombine in the sauce before serving.
  3. Add cooked rice, salad, poke and desired toppings to each bowl (we added avocado, cucumber salad, and seaweed paper) 


  • I make the cucumber salad as mentioned above.
  • While that is in the fridge, I make the rice.
  • While the rice is cooking, I cut up the ahi tune and put it into a bowl in a very generous amount of coconut aminos and sesame seed oil and then let is marinade while I do everything else occasionally stirring from time to time. The package I buy of ahi tuna comes with two frozen ahi steaks so I just cut that up rather than measuring the exact amount of ahi tuna.
  • I then shred the carrot and cut up the avocado.
  • Once the rice is done cooking, I create the bowl
  • Mixed greens or salad, then scoop or rice, then ahi tune, next add the carrots and avocado, add a scoop of the pickled cucumber salad, then I take any left over sauce from the ahi bowl and pour it over everything, then crumble up the seaweed paper and sprinkled some sesame seeds!

Your bowl is complete!

poke bowl

Of course you can add green onions or any other topping such as edamame and make it your own, but this is our little favorite home made poke bowl!

Let me know if you give it a try!

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